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21st November 2022

Connect Childcare sows seeds of the future with nursery tree planting initiative

A year on from our initial sustainability pledge, we’ve extended our commitment – supporting Go Outdoors Learning, a local forest school, to plant 300 trees as part of the Woodland Trust Free Trees for Schools Scheme. Join us as we document our experience of this tree planting initiative…

Led by former park ranger turned nursery worker, Karen Hutchinson, members of our sales and marketing team joined in the excitement – alongside practitioners and children from the setting.

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23rd November 2022

S for Sustainability – The ABC of Early Years Education

When it comes to the early years, sustainability should be embedded into every element of a setting’s environment. Cheryl Hadland explores this today.

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19th October 2022

G is for Great Outdoors – The ABC of Early Years Education

Outdoor play is all about creating spaces and opportunities for children to play.
It’s an incredibly important element of early years practice, as it’s essential for human development and wellbeing.
Marina Robb joins us today to discuss the value of outdoor play in the early years.

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9th January 2023

Education for Sustainable Development – Environment

Sustainability should come quite naturally to most early years’ practitioners. Developing future citizens of tomorrow is normally one of the reasons we enter the profession. It is part of our curriculum. Jessica Holme joins us today for part 4 of her sustainability blog series in the early years where she discusses environmental sustainability in the early years.

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13th December 2022

Education for Sustainable Development – Social

Social sustainability should come quite naturally to most early years’ practitioners. Developing future citizens of tomorrow is normally one of the reasons we enter the profession. It is part of our curriculum. Jessica Holme joins us today for part 3 of her sustainability blog series in the early years where she discusses social sustainability in the early years.

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22nd November 2022

Education for Sustainable Development – Economics

Economics and Early Years education are not two concepts one would automatically put together. In fact, the idea of teaching economics to 5-year-olds and under would seem like a joke to some. However, the basic concept of economics is not relentless mathematics on a chalkboard for only the few to understand. A healthy and sustainable economy is part of a country’s well being, it is the science of scarcity and distributions of resources. Jessica Holme joins us today for part 2 of her sustainability blog series in the early years.

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13th October 2022

Education for Sustainable Development – An Introduction

Education and Sustainability; two momentous words which have the power to change the world as we know it. With the wide range of definitions using terminology which can sometimes be quite overwhelming, particularly when you are just starting to investigate how to ‘do your bit’ for the future and it’s developing citizens. Jessica Holme joins us today for a new blog series about sustainability in the early years.

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22nd September 2022

6 Ways You Can Reduce Energy Costs in your Childcare Setting

Reducing the amount of energy you use in your childcare setting can create some significant savings, freeing up money to invest in other areas of your nursery. Although it can be challenging to know where savings can be made, there are small changes that you can do to help you cut your energy usage and…

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